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Tobias Ventures into the Realm of Lyrics on 'Toby'

Tobias has been creating glitchy electronica for the last several years, and now he’s exploring new sonic territory: lyrics. Toby, his latest LP, is the 22-year-old’s first endeavor in recording and writing lyrics—and the culmination of several years of tinkering with instrumental experimental electronica. The hybrid album ripples with a fragmented fluidity, floating from mellow tracks (“Safe,” “Translucent,”) and picking up tension along the way (the anxious post-punk-y “Don’t Ask”) until it lands on the urgent closer “Boardsports.” Clocking in at just over thirty minutes, Toby reveals that there’s subtlety and economy to Tobias’ songwriting. Each of the 9 tracks has sparse, moody energy and listening to the entire record feels like driving through a dark road at night in the middle of nowhere. Listen below and catch Tobias perform alongside BLK SLK, Cutie, Chaste, and Died on 11/18 at Trans-Pecos. Sara Nuta

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Éyal Hai channels grunge into jazz on "Flowers On The Moon," plays Elsewhere 11.17

There’s a rawness that permeates the entirety of Éyal Hai’s debut record Flowers On The Moon, a characteristic that's immediately present in both his wavering vocal delivery and varied instrumental direction. Against modulating synths, equal parts jazz and aggressive electronica, Hai’s vox slides and rolls, steeped in a palpable frustration from album opener "I Need A Minute" to closer "The Way I Feel Inside." It’s an uncompromising approach from start to finish, one that’s indicative of Hai’s multidisciplinary approach and desire to “merge jazz with 90’s grunge and pop” on his freshmen release. Such a cross-genre effort might make for odd bedfellows, but Hai’s channeling of an alternative angst into a medium a lot more complex than your usual power trio strikes a fresh middle ground, crafting an LP that incorporates elements both polished and gritty, and culminating in our favorite track "Sober Dream (One by One) - a tense song reminiscent of another NYC band that, in the late '90s, synthesized a similar blend of influences in spectacular fashion: Soul Coughing.

Éyal Hai will play a record release show for Flowers On The Moon at Zone One on November 17th, supported by Birch and Friend Roulette. You can stream the record in full below. - Connor Beckett McInerney (@b_ck_tt)

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Nicky Flowers

Nicky Flowers has released two tracks from their forthcoming self-titled album which will be released on Dec. 1st. This is perfectly saccharine, dreamy, instrumental synth pop, or in Nicky’s words, “dreamy, creamy, and steamy”.

You can preorder the album below and stream “Omnifeel” and “I Think I Have a Problem”.

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Penthouse Boys
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Alphaville
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Candice Sand - Pop Star/Songwriter's New Video "Just So You Know"

Candice Sand is a pop singer/songwriter originally from Saskatchewan. She is now based in Toronto and has released a brand new music video. “Just So You Know” is a spacious yet thumpin’ pop song full of emotion. It’s actually that spaciousness that in my mind sets this song apart from other songs in this genre. It gives you room to really get into the song and enjoy her voice and lyrics. She has a few performances around the GTA in November and December which you can see here! – Kris Gies

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